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tonight the rands new president appeals for a world without nuclear weapons and calls on israel to declare its alleged weapons of mass destruction. according russia's northwest for months participants in the green peace protesting custody two months after the group stalled at all drilling platform in the arctic last week plus. greek police. trying to storm the offices of the far right golden dawn party as the ideological rift in the with the country deepens a good report on that. all over again even from moscow if you just joined us here live with you just after
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nine pm in moscow our top story a high level conference on worldwide nuclear disarmament that's the proposal from iran's new president at the u.n. his son rouhani also took the chance to call on israel to join the nonproliferation treaty to put knives got the latest from new york. the iranian leader said that israel is the only non party to the n.p.t. in the middle east and encouraged israel to join the pact to ensure that the region remains a nuclear weapons free zone he said no nation should possess nuclear weapons and there are no right hands for these wrong weapons the iranian leader went on to say that any use of nuclear weapons is a violation of the un charter and a crime against humanity he said there only guarantee is total elimination now rouhani was speaking about nuclear weapons he said. this is he also called i'm sorry he also called for a conference a high level conference to be taking place on nuclear disarmament within. every
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five years and what we're seeing here is this new iran iranian leader that has come to new york to engage with the international community really seizing every opportunity he can to try to show that iran is being transparent is trying to be a key player and apparent willingness to resolve international concerns about its own nuclear program will be put to the test in the coming hours foreign ministers from the five permanent members of the united nations security council and germany will meet with iran's top diplomat divides raef on the sidelines of the u.n. general assembly now the meeting is aimed at paving the way for the first round of substantial negotiations on the nuclear issue surrounding iran the iranian leader said that it is iran is ready to offer unprecedented transparency of its nuclear facilities and may allow the international atomic energy agency to possibly assess iran's possible military dimensions to prove that the nuclear program is only for
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peaceful purposes is not aimed at building a mom but of course there is a reason that iran is trying so fiercely to engage the international community it is suffering now under crippling sanctions that have been piled on the country year after year from the international community because the. trash mean he was not happy with the way iran was dealing with its nuclear program said the country wasn't being transparent enough so at this point iran is trying to engage the u.s. and its western counterparts in hopes that these these international sanctions that the iranian citizens have been suffering under for so many years are eventually lifted a correspondent in new york there to contribute of should return as he joins us from london now to give us his inside another says i should evening to the world without nuclear weapons nice idea but is it at all practical and realistic and. well i suppose a lot of the attention is on the nuclear weapons i mean over here they routinely
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talk about iranian nuclear weapons interesting lee the united states administrations of recent years have made people feel they need nuclear weapons to try and curb the kind of rogue powers being used by nato states so. we're coming to a time when developing nations you want policies away from the new liberal model away from what nato would want perhaps they'll be looking to increase weapons of mass destruction of defend themselves from states like the united states when you argue it's always been there isn't it that it's made the world a safer place much of course that's depending on what paul the world you live it. well i think it's quite absurd to the idea of the nuclear weapons of made the world a safer place history books use this phrase cold war it wasn't called for so many millions of people around the world we only have to know how many countries the united states have invaded since the end of world war two to realize that with or
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without nuclear weapons the united states using all manner including nuclear weapons to destroy populations these are moot points back now to iran let's let's focus in on the iranians have so far refused to make any concessions the concrete concessions president rouhani though is indicating he's possibly prepared to make some how desperate is iran for some sort of breakthrough here now in these talks coming up in the next few hours i think many people in developing nations the global south the regard to president rouhani. seeming rhetoric because the idea of negotiating with president obama who only hours before on his u.n. general assembly speech had been seemingly prepared to break the nuremberg principle the supreme war crime of aggressive war when he was talking about syria to negotiate with obama at a time like this when we know he's surveillance programs he's bombing of men women
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and children every other great voice will go to death in nairobi of al shabaab we know the americans are supporting them against islamic court systems that are supporting al-qaeda linked groups in syria how president rouhani and his foreign minister can think this is a good time to try and negotiate with this kind of white house i mean many people must be a god what could it be that what is behind this stops the taking do you think what are they trying to get from it. i think it's to a degree of dangerous policy by the iranian government it could be seen as that but then again the old oriental a stroke of iran being very good at foreign policy and seeking to embarrass the u.s. government there john kerry in the past hour has been telling reporters he'll tell the press whether anything serious happened in negotiations so the united states is completely out of touch with all of this. perhaps the iranian government we're going to remember their foreign minister was a western educated they certainly seem to be embracing new liberal western ideas of
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economics. perhaps well they're making a calculated gamble even when they're dealing with a residency that you know some say were involved in the assassination of people in tehran streets a final thought about the call today for television to join the nuclear nonproliferation treaty if you think that's going to go anywhere. the united states of course supported this nuclear weapons the weapons of mass destruction in israel so many people around the world want to get rid of israel's weapons of mass destruction the united states and there are some would say corrupt democracy which is so in thrall to israeli lobbies will try their best to retain their hold of nuclear weapons in the middle east it's up to the countries surrounding it to get rid of them and wipe them off the face of the earth or to contribute i should times the life from other methinks your thoughts on that we invite you to state with our
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tree if you can for the latest from the u.n. general assembly in new york in the coming hours tonight. next a court in russia's four city of murder mounts because it reminded over a dozen participants in last week's arctic greenpeace protest in custody they said to stay in jail until the end of november for scaling an oil platform against drilling in russia's waters but he's really got the details. the activists who had been operated on board to their eyes breaker in the arctic sunrise seems like they're getting about most most of them are getting the two months for luminary confinement however the spokesman for the russia for the russian prosecutor general's office has said that that doesn't mean they will actually have to stay the the entire two months in jail all of it depends on the piece of the investigation last week in the protest against oil drilling or any sort of drilling in the arctic they have scaled and oil rig a russian oil rig in the northern sea russian authorities are saying that they have
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done so ignoring the numerous warnings from. various several russian officials particularly not to enter the northern sea route and not to steal the right but the activists from. the from greenpeace have done so anyways and hence at the had to be apprehended with the russian border patrol who actually have extracted them first from the oil rig and then have a vicks of them from their vessel their action took place on the eve of the arctic conference which was dedicated to the problem of but initial development in the arctic as well as a way to keep the environment safe one of the participants of the conference was russian president was in who has said that it is clear that greenpeace activists have indeed broken international law but they are facing charges of piracy and russian president said that it is impossible to call them pirates still a lot of people are seen as that as
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a good sign that perhaps their sentences will not be as harsh as they could be. isn't so the sentence for piracy in russia does bear a rather hefty a jail sentence. a mass on to fascist rallies to involved in athens after a few hours protesters try to storm the headquarters of far right golden dawn party the anger was sparked by the murder of a lawyer. when wrapper last week by a sympathizer of the neo nazi party when ford say they've been at least three hundred similar fascist attacks since twenty eleven and that number as you can see in the news wall there appears to be a rise in greek police in our requesting permission to check the phone records of two senior golden door members after months of speculation within parliament about whether the party should be banned or not it is lucy calf an offspring following this rising tension. fury on the streets of athens clashes erupted following a protest against the murder of pablo's physis the anti-fascist rapper was stabbed
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to death last week by an alleged supporter of the far right golden dawn party allegations the group firmly denies. that you are going to kill a p.c. as a young man was known may not have been the first to die at the hands of greek neo nazi groups but he was the first non migrant golden dawn has also been said to be targeting anarchists and communists renewing political tensions between the extreme left right and the greek government they have acquired the fear of big races they have collaborated with about seize maybe by they have blood on their hands this is why we say go with this government with the golden dome the group is trying to keep a low profile in the wake of the killing and wouldn't speak to us on camera this man however was keen to talk george says he's one of the group's oldest members and he blames journalists for giving golden dawn a bad rep is the only party that has spent poor people and disparate greeks who are
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suffering in the crisis we're not extremists and we aren't against anyone yet georges also wanted to make sure i noticed people in the neighborhood he claimed this man was an egyptian immigrant who lived on handouts at the expense of greeks like himself as for the nazi symbolism the fascist salutes that the group has been known for all a misunderstanding he says and the goods once wrong with this there's nothing wrong with a salute just a way of saying hello so i did myself it's a greeting that still terrifies this greek resident he believes that golden dawn was to blame for his recent assault but he also points to another factor behind the growing divisions and the violence is going to be a crisis i didn't used to be afraid but greece has changed everyone is suffering financially and some are looking to blame others immigrants and. target despite the public shows of anger against it golden dawn it is greece's third largest party and at least until now its fastest growing political force it gained ground against the
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backdrop of unrest linked to the economic crisis and a country burdened by debt soaring unemployment and deep cuts to social spending oh it's the. new life changes totally like ours has in the past few years and when you lose your job and can't provide for your family you grab whatever helping hand you can get and golden dawn has helped as we'll fight to the end. spiros a shop owner who's had to shut down one of his stores because of the recession blames the influx of immigrants for straining scarce resources and he says golden dawn keeps order in his neighborhood when the government fails. we don't want to use violence but when golden dawn kicks out immigrants who are squats in illegally . and forces peace and order of course to support them as a government does nothing. the financial crisis has done more than simply cripple greece's economy it's changing society too when asked to describe how local say that the writing is on the wall in this neighborhood it literally is in the red it
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says out what foreigners signed golden dawn in the black fashion arcus logo it's evidence of a growing ideological divide and with the greek economy still in trouble that divide is unlikely to heal anytime soon lucy count of r t athens. former m.p. eva kiley believes her fellow greeks a big push towards supporting the golden dawn by the nation's drastic economic situation. we should learn to look at the ideology of ideology but the problem is the actions citizens don't have and voted for golden dawn because they are fired and they're just hopeless and wanted some people out of the system to do to make the political system realize that the corruption must go and people have need they need to find a job this thirty measures were very strict and the pressure was. on bearable for
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greek citizens but we worked really hard over the something that we have to deal with young people living in greece to find jobs and that we have to help the selves to to hold on to dignity and try to find a different plan a plan that we bring europe together and not divide societies and counties. but you keep cross what's happening in greece by getting the latest news analysis the dot dot com so much barely over but russia's already excited about the winter with sochi sorted for snow for the olympics ahead than all of the reports from abroad the slopes. there's the media leave us so we leave the media. by the seat pushes you to the other your party isn't the. shoes that no one is asking with to get that you
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deserve answers from. politics. are today. technology is the name and aviation is the game which is late he still takes to the much. brings innovations and only grown the game night shaped loss of function.
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which is taking shape for the twenty fourteen winter olympics still to go but it's now pretty safe to say something special awaits the world sport in just over four months let's say reports next from the black sea resort. the international olympic committee has given the thumbs up as well as the do it head towards the olympics the winter games as well as the paralympic winter games which will be held here in sochi common next year two thousand and fourteen the seventh of february coordinating committee have said that he's never seen anything like this such outstanding work in terms of the infrastructure as well as the venues as well the russian delegations there were very happy with the infrastructure saying that this is going to benefit the natives as well as all the tourists will be coming out here to enjoy sochi there has been a very controversial law banning propaganda towards minors that l g b t now a lot of people have voiced concerns about that the i.o.c.
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has said that there is no concern coming from their side over that law because it does not violate their charter now earlier on i did speak to mr von kluck you know regarding sochi and its uniqueness as a host city for me or for trade. or together you try very very hard. to the point where. there's still a few more touches to make it to make sure that this whole city looks to the best of its ability and there's no doubt that everyone here in sochi is working very hard to make sure that come up every the seven it'll all be kick off and that everybody will have the best winter games yet but don't take my word for it let's take a look at was so she looks like so far was standing right now and one of the it was supposed to be the longest bobsled in the world we're talking about three slopes that are put together in order to give you the false was the longest rolling for
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those bob slayer's is also called sun which also means sledge in russia some of the venues are completed and the rest away to the finishing touches the sage of the odd components can be seen in both the architecture and the technology used to make these games the best yet and it's easy to see how this. russian resort city can be turned into the alpine of the far east so of course the cable cars are also working making sure they transferred from the bottom of the mountain cluster to the top of the hills where all the sporting events are all of them including things like snowboarding it included things like skiing will be going up here now my is like getting a little bit clustered because we're getting as high as possible it's supposed to be almost a lot minus two degrees today even though it's still the end of september who would have thought that once we get to one of the mountain clusters here at sochi this is
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what we would find a winter wonderland obviously mother nature telling us that the clock is ticking and she's ready for all those that spectators as well as those sports men and women both how lympics as well as the olympics is ready here to take part in those games it's going to be a great event i'm sure now the miss world beauty pageant is being bumped off to bali problems with their event because of security threats at the original venue in indonesia but as we were reporting online tonight that might not be much help because radical islam is that there are no targeting the bikini clad parade all set to turn the event possibly into a nightmare for the rich and beautiful because more details on where the line may be tougher supermodels into these e-book one of the counterparts here in russia has been a very different kind of fashion shoot feeling bored she said she wrote the prank at gunpoint it's a true story we've got video of that on our you tube channel. political
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leaders of syria's secular opposition are in new york seeking to gain further backing from western governments that says they loose support him syria with thousands more fighters recently broke with moderate ideas not to join the jihad this camp syrian national coalition member. says they can cope with the rise of radicalism without foreign assistance there is no any help from the national community it's that we have to explain to people going to be in one experience and the other people who are feeling. some issue here. that we really don't. they also want to. take those people expect. to be international community. and then it's you know the explore the extremism really and he says it will be interesting to be what we're going to. do with
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bob. bradley able because we don't have enough forces that are only going around. the. world news a brief series of bombs of busy markets in baghdad in baghdad left at least twenty three dead dozens more injured the deadliest attack was in the capital's northern outskirts with three explosions took the lives of more than fifty people a mainly sunni district violence a surge across iraq in the past few months reaching its highest level since two thousand and eight. violent protests in sudan of and therefore day as thousands turned out of the capital khartoum to demonstrate over cutting fuel subsidies to test the tires and hold stones at passing cars while police responded with rubber bullets and tear gas young wrestlers killed at least twenty nine people and wounded scores of others sudan's economy has been struggling since all producing south sudan gained independence in twenty eleven. ukraine is
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eyeing a joint deal with american energy giants in attempts to obtain cheaper gas and ease the dependence on russia but the supposed benefits from for a poser leaving some in doubt as lecturers esky reports next so the am no celestial see the crane that some way to introduce oneself not only did the new u.s. ambassador to ukraine congratulate ukrainians on their independence day in their language but he also made his embassy employees sing a traditional song. to bring more sweet music to ukrainian ears mr piatt said the country's european integration will be his priority as will ensuring an easy passage for american oil and gas giants into its markets exxon mobil and chevron the two companies interested in cooperation with ukraine they will bring american technologies know how and money into ukraine it will be good for the country and will help it become energy independent. mr pius certainly knew what strings to pull as the energy issue
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has been one of the most intensely debated in ukraine which has long been unhappy with the prices of the gas advice from russia ukraine has been fighting for its energy independence since the nine hundred ninety s. and when the first talk of the country using its shale gas reserves came up may breathe a sigh of relief but as the time passes by this optimism seems to be waning while ukraine's energy minister was visibly happy with the shale gas initiatives or procedures once it's operational we will strive to fully meet our domestic energy needs and even become an exporter some raised a sensible question would you country actually win by letting foreign companies handle their resources enormously administration of ukraine's western ivanna from said no to chevron's shale gas operations on their soil leaving the company would simply rob them. under current conditions our region will not receive anything from
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these gas extraction this display of unease matters little though as energy experts expect gas corporations to lobby a law to let parliament issue such permissions instead of regional authorities and while ukraine's west is being defiant the east of the country has already given up recently key a finalist a ten billion dollar deal with shell for the exploration and extraction of shale gas a former press officer for ukraine state gas company enough the gas says the issue has been turned into a major political power play. it's still unclear how much gas is there and whether it will be possible to extract it yet everyone makes such a big deal of it it's like looking at hand which hasn't been caught not even knowing if that had actually exists even the most optimistic forecast suggest that ukraine would not start extracting its shale gas until the year twenty twenty that's if there is any gas at all but until then a question remains pretty much open with this lead to the country's much desired energy independence or simply do a change in who they're dependent on. and let's see reporting from key if ukraine
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news continues to live of thirty four minutes time here and i'll tell you from moscow next though it's not a boy meets the president of iceland they will depart it's after the break. i bet anyone who lives in the united states knows a few people or just dismal geography a certain small percentage of the country just can't get it that canada is above us but how important is knowing geography anyways what one author on the washington post blogs recently wrote that no one geography really doesn't matter that much he was writing in response to the game where is damascus which challenges people to find syria's capital on a blank map he said that whether americans can find syrian
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a map doesn't affect the wisdom of a punitive strike meant to uphold international norms against the use of chemical weapons and often disasters draw our attention to places we'd never heard of before like pearl harbor or columbine or syria but let's look at this way i don't exactly know where persons kidneys are or how exactly they work so by all normal logic that means i'm not qualified to have an opinion about whether we should remove john doe's kidneys my opinion doesn't count because i am kidney ignorant so if you know so little about syria that you can't even find it on a map then you are more likely to believe from a guy in a suit on t.v. that there must be an intervention to save the people there you have no idea who they are or why they are suffering or how to save them but gosh started that intervention sounds nice knowing at least where a country is on the map as the first step in building and informed opinion but that's just my opinion.
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hello and welcome to world of party going against the tide and defying the so-called washington consensus is never easy especially if your country's entire financial system and international reputation are they and yet this is precisely what allowed iceland the first country to be hit by the global financial crisis also become one of the first to emerge from the dire straits one of the process and cons of having your own way both in the global economy and in global politics well to discuss that i'm now and joined by none other than big president of iceland all
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of program sent mr president it's a no honor for me to you have here in the studio thank you very much for that now as i just said iceland was the first country to be here the extremely hard by the global financial crisis and five years on who do you thing was to blame for that it was a big bang curtis was it the individual governments or perhaps their whole system of runaway capitalism. so much that we were all to blame for it the especially those of us who had been involved for a long time in political affairs the business side all for economy and even the prevailing spirit of the time as you know were the theory came out all of america britain and the seventy's of the eighty's so the more you have to regulate to the more freedom you gave to the financial markets the more you progress.
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